Welcome to my website www.globalspokes.com




When I cycled around the world a few years ago, I created this site both to keep friends and family updated as to my progress, and to share some of my experiences with anyone who was thinking of doing something similar.

In the
Round The World section, you can find advice and guidance on how to tour by bicycle; what kind of bike to choose, what equipment to take, how to plan a route, where to stay and what to see. My diary, photos and travelogue are also included.


Since then I have been fortunate to experience many different types of cycling trips; long expeditions, touring holidays, sunshine training and a Grand Tour of Europe with a Brompton folding bike.

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I have included some practical advice, as well as some of my own views and experiences, and of course, photos. You can access the pages by clicking on relevant link at the side of this page.

I hope you find the website interesting and useful.



Helen Cooney